Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class
Sept 12 – Oct 17, 2022
Mondays |1:30 – 3pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
This class will be held via Zoom.
Open to everyone, Y membership not required. No cost.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver. Six (90 minute) class sessions, held once a week, are led by experienced class leaders. Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provide additional caregiver resources.
Register either Online or call 509 777 9622.
Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. This highly effective, evidence-based, self-care educational program for family caregivers, builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving in either a one-time 90-minute Managing Stress workshop, or a six-week program emphasizing self-care and empowerment.
“My mother lives with me, she (we) are living with Parkinson’s Disease. The Powerful Tools For Caregivers Program connected me to others who compassionately listened, shared, and understood the many challenges of caregiving. The facilitator was thoughtful and the course full of resources. I have a Virginia Satir quote, from the course, hanging on my office wall: ‘The way in which we respond will direct and influence the event more than the event itself.’ Thank you for making a difference in my life.” – PTC class attendee, Sue Anderson
Powerful Tools for Caregivers one-time 90-minute Managing Stress Workshop:
In this introductory 90-minute session on how to manage caregiver stress, trained facilitators will help attendees explore stress management basics for themselves. This workshop is based upon the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers program, a self-care education program for family caregivers.
Workshops attendees who desire to learn more should consider the six-week program. See more information below.
During this 90-minute workshop, attendees will learn how to:
- Identify signs and sources of stress
- Discover stress reducers
- Make an action plan
- Learn a relaxation technique
Future workshop dates and times will be posted here when available.
In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to:
- Reduce personal stress
- Change negative self-talk
- Communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers
- Communicate effectively in challenging situations
- Recognize the messages in their emotions and deal with difficult feelings
- Make tough caregiving decisions
- Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class
These classes are conducted virtually via Zoom and are available at NO CHARGE thanks to a generous sponsorship from Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW).